IBM Report: Software Security Vulnerabilities Will Continue to Rise in 2007

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IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced the highlights of its 2006 security statistics report, which describes key security findings for 2006 and predicts the nature of Internet threats expected to emerge in 2007. Based on early indicators, IBM anticipates a continued rise in the sophistication of profit-motivated cyber attacks, including an increased focus on the Web browser […]

Priceline, Travelocity, and Cingular fined for using adware

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Priceline, Travelocity, and Cingular, three high-profile companies that advertised through nuisance adware programs have agreed to pay fines and reform their practices, according to the New York Attorney General. “Advertisers will now be held responsible when their ads end up on consumers’ computers without full notice and consent,” Andrew Cuomo said. “Advertisers can no longer […]

eEye Enters Antivirus Business with Blink Suite

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The security research firm known that first came to prominence in 2001 after having discovered the gaping security hole in Microsoft Internet Information Services exploited by the worm it dubbed “Code Red,” has thrown its hat all the way into the security software ring. This morning, eEye becomes an anti-virus company, going to bat against […]

BitDefender Unveils Powerful Security Protection for Microsoft Windows Vista

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BitDefender®, an award-winning provider of antivirus software and data security solutions, announced the availability of BitDefender v10 security solutions for Microsoft Windows Vista based on 32bit. Available through BitDefender’s web site BitDefender Internet Security v10, AntiVirus Plus v10 and AntiVirus v10 offers solutions with a wide range of protection created for different needs in the […]

Microsoft Security Bulletin Minor Revisions – January 2007

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Issued: January 24, 2007 Summary The following bulletins have undergone a minor revision increment. Please see the appropriate bulletin for more details.   * MS07-003 Bulletin Information: * MS07-003    – Reason for Revision: Bulletin updated to add “You receive an    error message “Microsoft Office Outlook has encountered a    problem and needs to close. We […]

Apple Releases Security Update for Vulnerability in QuickTime

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Apple has released Security Update 2007-001 to correct a buffer overflow vulnerability in Apple QuickTime. The flaw is in the way that QuickTime handles Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) URL strings. By persuading a user to access a specially crafted QuickTime file, a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a […]

Google antiphishing site exposes private user data

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Google has removed a few user names and passwords posted inadvertently to a phishing blacklist it compiles and makes publicly available on the Web, the Mountain View, California, company said Monday. The login information was contained in 15 URLs submitted through Google’s Firefox toolbar, which lets users report Web pages they suspect to belong to phishing […]

U.S. Remains Dirtiest Spammer, But China Makes More Malware

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Sophos, which published its annual threat round-up Monday, said U.S.-based computers were responsible for sending 22% of the year’s spam, with China second at 15.9% and South Korea third at 7.4%. Nine out of every 10 spam messages sent worldwide were sent from so-called “zombies,” computers that were hijacked earlier and sent messages without their […]

GRISOFT Extends User Product Support for AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.1 Through February 18, 2007

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Product support for users of version 7.1 had been scheduled to expire on January 15th. This change will provide additional time for users to upgrade to AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.5 or other AVG products. The Free Version 7.5 provides all the benefits of the previous version, but also offers better virus protection and improves […]

Sun patches critical JRE security flaws

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Sun Microsystems has issued a critical security patch to address vulnerabilities in Sun’s Java Runtime Environment when it processes graphics interchange format, or GIF, images. The security flaws could allow an attacker to gain control of a user’s system via an untrusted Java applet, which in turn could allow attackers to grant themselves permission to […]

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